Celebrating Partnerships with Local P-12 Schools

April 22, 2014

Bradley University has been partnering with local P-12 schools for nearly two decades to provide high quality service to students while preparing new generations of teachers.  The Professional Development Schools program is an innovative partnership between P-12 schools in Peoria and Bradley's teacher education programs.  It is designed to prepare new teachers, develop practicing teachers’ knowledge, conduct and disseminate research to improve professional practice, and enhance student achievement.  The Bradley PDS Partnership was established in 1995 and currently serves serves eight schools in Peoria:

Each semester, professors and students from all departments in Bradley’s College of Education and Health Sciences (Family and Consumer Sciences, Leadership in Education, Counseling, and Human Services, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Teacher Education) along with Bradley's Center for STEM Education, partner with students and teachers at the local PDS sites through clinical experiences, course connections, professional development, and special projects/events.  National experts say PDS is to teacher preparation what the teaching hospital is to physician preparation.  

Join us to learn more about and celebrate this program at our annual Spring Celebration this Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Westlake Hall.